Pediatric podiatry provides complete foot and ankle care to children and teens.
Kids are just like adults in that they’re susceptible to certain conditions that affect the feet and ankles. Pediatric podiatry can identify underlying issues and treat them, ensuring your child reaches all of their developmental milestones while staying physically active.
At Inland Podiatry Group, the team uses pediatric podiatry to treat various issues, including:
An ingrown toenail occurs when a nail grows into the soft skin surrounding your child’s nail bed. Most ingrown toenails aren’t serious, but if your child has diabetes or another condition that affects their circulation, they’re more likely to experience an infection or gangrene.
Plantar warts are tough, skin-colored growths that form on the heels or balls of the feet. They develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) infiltrates your child’s body through cuts or breaks in the skin.
At Inland Podiatry Group, the team offers several types of plantar wart removal, including cryotherapy and salicylic acid.
Flat foot is a structural abnormality that occurs when your child doesn’t have arches. That means the soles of their feet make direct contact with the floor whenever they stand up or take a step. Without intervention and treatment, flat foot may increase the risk of low back, leg, or foot pain.
Heel pain refers to aching or discomfort that occurs at the back of your child’s foot. The leading cause of heel pain is an overuse injury called plantar fasciitis, but it can also occur due to Achilles tendonitis, bone spurs, or general wear and tear.
Make a pediatric podiatry appointment at Inland Podiatry Group if your child experiences foot or ankle pain and it interferes with their ability to play, go to school, or spend time with friends and siblings. That’s especially true if the pain persists, gets worse, or doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication.
To explore the benefits of pediatric podiatry, make an appointment for your child at Inland Podiatry Group by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.